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Asia-Europe Environment Forum: High Level Dialogue On Trade, Biotechnology And Sustainable Development

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
21 Feb 04 - 21 Feb 04 Asia-Europe Foundation Political and Economic Department Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) Sustainable Development



Venue:
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

OVERVIEW

This dialogue was co-hosted by ASEF and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) to facilitate dialogue with the national delegations of ASEM on the interconnections between biotechnology, sustainable development, and trade. The dialogue was held under the banner of the Asia-Europe Environment Forum, a series of meetings on specific environmental concerns for the two regions.

SPEAKERS

Dato' Seri Najib Razak, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister

Jan Pronk, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan's Former Special Envoy for the World Summit on Sustainable Development

Hamdallah Zedan, Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat Executive Secretary

Mitsuo Matsushita, former member of the World Trade Organization

Albert Sasson, former UNESCO Assistant Director-General

Philemon Yang, Chair of the International Committee for the Cartagena Protocol